A Community Website by Lopez Island
Common Sense Alliance (Elections and Politics)
San Juan Island
CSA is a grassroots effort by San Juan County citizens to find a balance between the community, the islands' economy and the environment.

CSA provides the vehicle through which information can be provided to citizens and government alike, allowing citizens to be more engaged in our charter government and requiring government to follow established law and process to provide fair and enforceable laws for Islanders.

Our mission is to educate Islanders, as well as the San Juan County Council, Staff, and Planning Commission on the the law and process regarding updates to the Critical Areas Ordinances (CAO) and Shorelines Management Program (SMP). As a part of this mission CSA considers it critical for all to consider the social, economic and environmental impacts of change, and to evaluate and balance those competing interests as common sense advises and the law requires.